Ayoub Assal scores on league debut to rescue point for AFC Wimbledon



Posted Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by PA

Ayoub Assal scores on league debut to rescue point for AFC Wimbledon

Teenager Ayoub Assal’s late goal on his league debut helped struggling AFC Wimbledon snatch a 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury.

For the first 35 minutes neither box saw much action with both defences on top in a game devoid of any really attacking quality.

Shrewsbury had been dealt a big blow on the half-hour mark when captain Ollie Norburn was forced off with an injury.

But that negative turned into a positive as playmaker Harry Chapman came off the bench and produced a piece of individual brilliance with one of his first touches to give Shrewsbury the lead.

The Blackburn loanee picked up the ball from a short corner and curled a superb shot across goalkeeper Sam Walker and into the top corner.

Daniel Udoh and Curtis Main had second-half strikes ruled out for offside before the Dons snatched the most unlikely of late goals in the 84th minute after rarely troubling the Shrews goal.

A cross from the left was knocked down and substitute Assal bundled the ball home from close range.

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